Students of the Month | December 2018

High School Student of the Month

Tri County Tech Names Kiwanis Club January High School Student of the Month

Tri County Tech student Sam McGlathery was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for January. McGlathery, a senior at Copan High School, is currently enrolled in Tri County Tech’s two year Marketing Management Program.

McGlathery has been a stellar student from the first day he began his academic career at Tri County Tech. “As a first year student, Sam became an instant leader in class being elected as our Chief Marketing Officer,” said Carrie Miller, Tri County Tech’s Marketing Management instructor. “He has always displayed a high degree of ambition in his class work as well as in his limited free time.” McGlathery has always been interested in Marketing and the wide variety of careers that can come out of the field, but the thing he loves the most is getting to meet new people. “Growing up in Copan you don’t really get too many new faces,” said McGlathery, “getting to know fourteen or fifteen new people in class was always a lot of fun for me.” With McGlathery’s outgoing personality, to say he is engaged is an understatement.

Not only a Student of the Month, McGlathery has been recognized with many other prestigious awards. This past year he placed second in the DECA State Career Development Conference, and represented the Marketing Management Program by competing at the international level in Atlanta, Georgia. He was also awarded the Kiwanis Local Sophomore of the Year and placed in the top twenty nationally. Beyond that, McGlathery has been appointed Boys State Commissioner of Labor, and has been recognized at the FFA Washington Leadership Conference. McGlathery also spends considerable time participating in clubs such as FFA, Beta Club, and NHS.

While juggling his responsibilities as a student and all the offices he holds, McGlathery also finds time to participate in five sports. “Here lately I have been really getting into powerlifting,” said McGlathery, “I am a little behind so I have been pushing hard to catch up in time for the next powerlifting meet.” Along with powerlifting, McGlathery also participates in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field.

Adult Student of the Month

Tri County Tech Names Kiwanis Club January Adult Student of the Month

Tri County Tech student Spencer Smith was recently named the Downtown Kiwanis Club’s
Student of the Month for January. Smith, an adult student, is currently enrolled in both Automotive Service Technology and Precision Machining Operations.

Brown began the program because of her love of nursing and helping others. “The patients I work with impact and inspire me. I love the opportunity for growth and advancement in the field,” she said. Her favorite part about the Nursing Program is the amount she has learned and opportunity to be apart of the Tri County Tech community.

Outside of the Nursing Program, Brown is also involved with Journey Home, has participated in the Bartlesville Regional United Way’s Day of Caring, and also Spirit Church’s Day of Hope. The Journey Home has a special place in Brown’s heart because she lost her mother to cancer. Although her mother didn’t make it to Journey Home, the current director did take care of her mother.

“Cancer research is moving so fast, it would be so cool to be a part of finding the cure,” Brown said. After her graduation in May, Brianna plans to get her RN degree, specializing in Oncology, and work in cancer research and clinical trials. “Brianna has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic both in class and at our clinical site rotations… She is eager to learn and shows great leadership potential,” said Amanda Vaclaw, one of Brown’s Practical Nursing Instructors.